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What gives (Fostex & Klein/Hummel)
Old 29th March 2006
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What gives (Fostex & Klein/Hummel)

Both of these brands have small monitor speakers - Fostex making the 6301 and K&M the m51. These monitors are insanely expensive! What's up with that - how come they're so overpriced. Or maybe they're made of gold and then painted black?
Old 29th March 2006
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Klein & Hummel is expensive since they startet. They manufactured mostly for German broadcast companies who didn't care how much it costs... But in terms of sound and production qualities, they are also really good ! I think the later models are expensive, also because they are very well shielded for a use in TV / Radio stations.... do you really need this in your studio? I switch my mobile phone off when I go to the studio... best,
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Old 30th March 2006
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I was just curious since I don't generally mix music and it would be nice to have really small and sturdy monitors. But the price...oh, the price. My god.
Old 30th March 2006
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Wait a minute. Fostex 6301B's are around $300 a pair.

Are you thinking they're expensive because you can get Edirol or M-Audio speakers for a little over $100 a pair?

Because the Fostex's are miles better than any of those "cheapies".

Fostex has been making full-range drivers for years and are one of the only companies that makes a full-range driver that doesn't cost a fortune.

http://www.fostexinternational.com/d...ine_up_1.shtml
Old 30th March 2006
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Ehm... the cheapest 6301's in my region are about 300 a piece. I mean - per speaker. 600 a pair. And that's from the cheap stores.
Old 31st March 2006
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That's it - I'm importing a pair from the US.
Old 1st April 2006
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Yow! That's a lotta money. Yeah, they're half that here, and at that they're a good deal.
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